These days, most of us think of the 1961-1980 International Harvester Scout when we think of the IHC name, but the company began building trucks all the way back in 1907. With that in mind, I photographed this ’59 with a camera 42 years its senior (see above).
It appears that some junkyard customer coveted the bed of this B-110, removing a camper shell in order to extract it.
1959 was the first model year for the B-Series trucks, and the first year for the IHC 266-cubic-inch (4.4-liter) V8 engine. The Black Diamond straight-six was still standard equipment in the B-110 that year. This truck’s engine had 155 horsepower when new, and probably about 70 after it reached its 500,000th mile.
With no odometer inside, that mileage figure is just a wild guess.
Trucks didn’t need much luxury back in 1959. This box, containing a heater core, is the climate-control system.
IHC trucks were big in Australia around this time.